#WOTR21 #OppositesAttract #BookSpotlight #Review – Mine for Now by Cindy Tanner

This made Twinsie Angie’s top reads when it first was releases as did book one – When You Were Mine HERE

Mine for Now by [Cindy Tanner]

Ran Walker can’t outrun his demons. After watching the woman he loved marry another man, he’s given up on finding that happiness for himself. Until a chance encounter with a fiery redhead challenges everything he thought he knew…

Elle Sullivan is done bending to the expectations of others. Now, she’s determined to live life by her own terms. Even if that means taking a chance on the burly biker that helped her fix a flat tire. He’s the exact opposite of any man she’s ever dated—yet the heat between them is undeniable.

Can Ran and Elle shrug off the shackles of his haunting past and her constricting family name to find the freedom of a blissful life together? Or will the ill-fitting facades of who they are supposed to be force them apart?


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Friends!!  Ran has been on my mind since I read When you Where Mine back last fall.  I mean this dude is a hot mess of loyalty and family but also heartbreak and feeling less then.

You don’t need to read the previously mentioned book BUT to know Ran and his heart, I highly suggest it. When Elle comes and knocks him on his big burly ass, you will appreciate it all the more.

Ran has only loved Harper and after the heartbreak of losing her to Ash, he has given up on finding anyone.  He knows he is a felon and who wants to marry or be with a guy like that?  He is gruff and rough around the edges plus he is totally pushing away all his friend.  But he is definitely the one guy you can trust to keep a woman safe.

Elle is over it all.  After walking away from her fiancée and starting life over in this small town, she too is over dating. When an accidental tasing of Ran leads Elle to wonder about the hot stranger, they both think they will never see the other.

When Elle comes barreling into his life by helping and befriending his sister Nona, who also is a hot mess and I am dying to know her story with Ben, the two start a “friends with benefits” relationship.  Each is afraid of the day the other will call it quits but is secretly falling head over heels with the other.

When miscommunication and self-doubt cause the two to separate, I was ready to nut punch Ran.  I was glad to see Harper come and knock some sense into him with the help of Ash.  These two are a perfect fit and they need to open their eyes and stop worrying about the fears in their heart.

I am such a huge fan of these characters.  I admin the previous book was one of my favorite last year so this book was a very anticipated book by me.  I can saw 110% this book did not let me down.  I loved getting to know Ran and all his “faults” even more.  But I really loved the sassy and fiery red head named Elle who helped him overcome his fear of being less then.  But yo, I really freaking loved Gigi!!!!

Growing up an only child in rural Indiana Cindy grew to rely on her imagination for entertainment. Starting at a young age she would read books to her animals and started telling her stories to anyone that would listen. Over the years her love of reading and telling stories grew into a career of her dreams. She likes to tell sincere stories with unexpected twists.

#WOTR21 #Sports #Bookspotlight #SportsRomance – The Game Changer (Knights of Passion series Book 3) by Megan Ryder

The Game Changer (Knights of Passion series Book 3) by [Megan Ryder]

All-star catcher Dylan Prosser always has his head in the game. Accustomed to keeping opponents from stealing bases, Dylan is completely focused on getting the team to the playoffs no matter what the cost. He definitely doesn’t expect anyone to steal his heart and turn his life upside down–least of all, a stray dog and a beautiful girl.

After the ultimate abandonment by her family, Savannah Monroe channels her savior-complex tendencies into helping animals because they can’t hurt her like people can. Life at the animal rescue shelter has always provided the security and personal reward that she needs to be happy while protecting her heart.

But as she works with Sadie, Savannah soon realizes that his dog isn’t the only one who needs saving…

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Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the “forbidden” romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types. Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin’ with the boy next door. She’s also a master procrastinator–with knitting and yarn shopping as her primary form of procraftination!

#WOTR21 #BookSpotlight – Familiar Taste of Seduction by Juls Berghammer

Familar Taste of Seduction

Every captain dreams to find the haul worth more than his existence and Captain Henri is no exception. Far from land and her home, Lola gives the captain a run for his heart when he captures her from the sea. However, the beautiful Siren soon discovers she can t sing her way out of this one. When Matrick, a great sorcerer, learns about captain Henri’s treasure, he craves the Siren for his Midnight Carnival and his personal menagerie. Matrick must own the sea goddess by fair means or foul. With the aid of the demon seductress, Ink, Captain Henri may be able to take the Siren back from the evil grasp of Matrick. But, at what cost? Demons don’t work free. Ink is attracted to Lola more than she will admit and after one explosive night together Lola is hooked. Will Lola stay with Ink? Be confined by the evil sorcerer? Can Captain Henri win his prize catch back and be able to show her what real smoldering hot love is?

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Juls always been a writer. Since the age of twelve, whether she was writing short stories or letters to school friends or family, she had a pen in hand.
For a while the pen was put down as she raised kids and horses. She has been a carded open horse show judge, a job that was a passion, but due to her health, had to give up. With no horses to judge or even care for at home, and the kids off on their own, she was at a lose for something to do.
She picked up the pen again.
Writing romance just seemed to be a perfect fit for Juls, having read romances since she was fourteen, she always had a book with her everywhere she went, she still carries a book with her.
Writing contemporary western romance, urban fantasy and steampunk, seem to be a great fit for Juls.
Currently Juls is working on her new series to debut, Summer 2019 called
“THE EQUESTRIAN’S”
“BOLD, HARD WORKING, PASSSIONATE, MEN & WOMEN CARVING OUT A NICHE’ FOR THEMSELVES IN THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE HORSE SHOW WORLD.”
Twelve books are currently plotted with room for more. If your a fan of horses and horse showing then you will enjoy settings of top caliber horse shows in events such as Reining, Dressage, Jumping, Rodeo, Carriage driving, Competitve trail just to name a few, but also occupations such as, show photograper, harness makers, awards makers, Mounted Police Patrol along with a K9 unit, and several others.
Writing about horses and horse people is a way for Juls to stay connected to her equestrian roots.
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I am a co-writer of the book “The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide, The complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associations” I wrote the section on the AraAppaloosa.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Official-Horse-Breeds-Standards-Guide available in print and for Kindle.
“Familiar Taste of Seduction, By Elizabeth Kolodziej and Juls Berghammer Released October 13, 2014
Numerous articles for “The Wisconsin Horseman’s News, over the span of 30 years.

#WOTR21 #BookSpotlight #Paranormal #Series #TwinsieReviewed – Love and the Corps, The Hearts Nebula Series Book 2 by Ava Cuvay

Love and the Corps (The Heart Nebula Series #2)

Bound by duty, two soldiers yield to their hearts’ command.

Captain Jo Behsue has never questioned her career with Central Command’s leading military force—until now. Recent mission failures and the constant battle for acceptance from her fellow Corpsmen kindle her frustration, while the attention of a golden-eyed Klorakian mercenary ignites her body. Wrapped in his arms, she discovers even a scarred, hollow shell of a captain can love.

An officer in the Klorakian militia, Lux fights to return the rightful monarch to their homeworld’s throne—a planet which scorns his genetic shortcomings. He is loyal to his cause and king, but faces a bleak future once their mission is complete. His seduction of the combative yet beautiful Captain Behsue provides a glimpse of hope, and he fights for a life with Jo, who finds only beauty in his defects.

This book is intended for a mature audience. It contains graphic language, vivid relations, and the word “moist.”

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Willing and wanting! Packed full of action and sexual angst. Captain Jo is with the Corps and Klorakian mercenaries are their allies. Jo has always been the ugly one. Her life is with the Corps, life and body. She has trained hard and believes she is invincible. She goes on a mission and is saved by the Klorakians. A certain Klorakian, Lux, is the one that saves her. Lux is an outcast himself. Full of genetic defects by Klorakian standards. Both are unwanted until they run into each other. Naturally fireworks explode. They both find refuge in each other but Jo continues to fight it as she is constantly trying to figure what is right and wrong. Lots of secrets are uncovered between the two of them. This is a sexually charged push and pull between them but they are always in the middle of a battle. Whether it be with the PITAS or with their emotions. They overcome many obstacles and then begin to wonder if they are worth each others time. This is such a crazy ride. Love the characters and the world building (or space building).It’s outstanding! You feel like you are right in the middle with the sights and sounds of all the soldiers. This author has an incredible knack of pulling you right in the story and making it where you absolutely don’t want to put the book down. Well done, Ava! Another out of this world story!

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Ava Cuvay writes out of this world romance featuring sassy heroines, often-alien-but-always-sexy heroes, and an alcoholic beverage or two… Set in a galaxy far, far away. Think “Star Wars” meets “Firefly”, without Jar-Jar Binks, and with a lot more heat.

She resides in central Indiana with a hubby who makes her laugh and kiddos who are growing up way too quickly. She enjoys the world of wine and spirits, amusement park thrill rides, and laughing at her own foibles (yeah, she laughs a lot).

She believes life is too short to surround yourself with negative people, and Han Solo shot first. When not writing, Ava is thinking about writing. Or wine. And she’s always thinking about bacon.

#WOTR21 #BookSpotlight #MM #YA #BestFriends #OppositesAttract #FriendsToLovers – Forever Better Together by AD Ellis

Forever Better Together

Can best friends find true love? What if your best friend is your adopted brother?

Griffin can’t fathom his life without Quincy, but he also can’t ignore the crazy sexual attraction buzzing between them.
When Quincy offers up a contract to determine if the sexual tension brewing between them is worth jeopardizing their nearly decade-long friendship, Griffin finds himself helpless to say no.
Will they lose everything they’ve found in each other, or will they seize the opportunity to turn their friendship into something even better?

Forever Better Together is a male/male opposites attract, friends-to-lovers story with delicious sexual tension, a sizzling hot striptease, and emotions guaranteed to punch you in the gut.

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A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/her pronouns.

#WOTR21 #BookSpotlight #Sale – A Little Appetizer, Love on the Menu….Extra Hot 3 by Mellanie Szereto

A Little Appetizer (Love on the Menu...Extra Hot, #3)

MF; Erotic Romance; 42,246 words

Restaurateur Nash Granger wouldn’t mind being happily married—if a woman would let him tend to his growing business instead of making babies. When a call for custom cabinets turns into phone sex, he’s ready to give dating another chance.
Carpenter Lucie Reiter likes her food and her men hot and spicy, but a helping of the safest kind of sex is the perfect appetizer to take the edge off her hunger. When she discovers her partner is the renowned barbecue master she crowned King of the Grill, she’s ready to take their association to a more personal level.
But Nash’s plan to boost his finances with one more cook-off leaves Lucie with a tough decision—step down from judging or brush off the man who always puts business first.

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When her fingers aren’t attached to her keyboard, Mellanie Szereto enjoys hiking, Pilates, cooking, gardening, and researching for her stories. Many times, the research partners with her other hobbies, taking her from the Hocking Hills region in Ohio to the Colorado Rockies and the Adirondacks of New York. Sometimes, the trip is no farther than her garden for ingredients and her kitchen to test recipes for her latest steamy tale. Mellanie makes her home in rural Indiana with her husband of thirty-three years and their son.

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#WOTR21 #BookSpotlight #MM #SeriesStarter #KU – Island House, Dropping Anchor book 1 by Bru Baker

Island House (Dropping Anchor Book 1)

Dropping Anchor: Book One

Unable to move on after the death of his lover, British expat Niall Ahern clings to Nolan’s dream of living in the Caribbean by moving to Tortola. Once there, he finds that not even the beauty of the island can fill the hole in his heart. Broke and spent in nearly every way imaginable, Niall wants out of the lonely, miserable, guilt-ridden life he’s carved out for himself.

When Ethan Bettencourt, a wealthy tech guru, shows up in British Virgin Islands looking to purchase a second home, he gives Niall hope that he can move on. Both men fall hard and fast, but Niall finds piloting his yacht in the midst of a hurricane is nothing compared to weathering life’s simple misunderstandings. As their troubles come between them, Niall is left to wonder if he and Ethan are over before they’ve begun.

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Bru Baker writes sophisticated gay romantic fiction with strong characters, real-world problems, and plenty of humor.

Bru spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. She now balances her time between writing and working at a Midwestern library in the reference department. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices.

#WOTR21 #MM #BookSpotlight – Whispers, Rumors, & Lies by CJ Baty

Whispers, Rumors, & Lies

Lucky Valentino didn’t believe in love. It was nothing more than whispers, rumors and lies. His world was just fine with the men who passed by for a moment. Even when his brother Adam tried to convince him, he still didn’t believe it. That is, until he saw an angel’s silhouette in a window above the new dance club, Wings.

Angelo Martin moved to Phoenix to start over. He was tired of the whispers, rumors and lies that had plagued him for years. Wings was a chance at a new beginning and the last thing he ever intended to do was fall in love again. The club was a huge success, even with Angelo’s rule about no sex in the club.

One dance between two strangers, made them question everything. One night of passion, changed their worlds forever. Could one broken rule make Lucky and his Angel believe that love was so much more than whispers, rumors or lies?

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C. J. Baty lives in southwest Ohio. Her heart however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire some day. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.

The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to fan fiction and encouraged her to give it a try. She found that her passion for telling a story was still there and writing them down to share with others was much more thrilling than she had ever expected.

She has a loving and supportive family who doesn’t mind fixing their own meals when she is in the middle of a story. And a network of friends, who have encouraged and cheered her on in her quest of being an author.

One thing she has learned from life and she is often heard to say is: “You are never too old to follow your dream!”

#AudioReview – Mason by Tijan

Mason: A Fallen Crest Prequel (Fallen Crest, Book .5)

Mason Kade is not known to be nice. He is ruthless, manipulative, and unforgiving. Most will say that he is an a**hole and he is to those that cross him or cross his loved ones. However, he does not want to be who he is. He does not enjoy hurting others, but there is no limit to the lengths he will go to protect himself and his brother.

This is the story of how he came to be and this is why so many love Mason Kade.

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What a great lead into a series.  We get to know Mason and Logan Kade.  After listening to this story I can understand why these boys are the way they are.  After all the heartbreak they have had they fell they need to protect their hearts. Even though each take a different approach to protecting it they are doing what they need to not to be heart again.

Mason and Logan dad is an ass bringing women home night after night. Then his wife leaves him which I don’t blame. These boys loved her and cared about her. They felt sorry for the way their dad treated her and made her cry all the time. So yes, I do have a bit of resentment towards their mom for packing up and leaving.

WOW did these boys have some girl drama. I can see some of these girls causing issues for them in the future. These girls are some of the most deceitful and cut throat girls I have read in a while.

I’m ready to jump into this series. I need to find out the rest of the story about Sam and how she jells with the Kade boys.

I enjoyed this audio book narrated by Graham Halstead. He kept my attention and pulled me into this story.

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and Ryan’s Bed among others. She is currently writing to her heart’s content in north Minnesota with an English Cocker Spaniel she adores.

To find what to read next of hers, go to www.tijansbooks.com
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#Review #PartOfASeries —Breach by: KI Lynn

To keep myself safe I hide in the world and let life move around me.
My new partner, Nathan, isn’t safe. Far from it.
The darkness coils around him, hidden by a shield created by a blinding smile. But those who live in darkness see past the façade we create.
Even in darkness, there is light. A spark that ignites, then explodes.
Every filthy word from his mouth, every possessive touch—I crave them, need them. Violent and passionate and everything I need to fill the void inside me, but one thing is missing.
He can never love me.
More than my heart is on the line, and I don’t know if I’ll survive our breach.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Delilah is just going through the motions in life due to a horrendous childhood. What she is doing is not living, she is merely existing.
Nathan has been battling his demons for years and can’t move forward because of guilt.
2 severely damaged people who can no longer fight their attraction. They finally give in, but at what cost? He made her feel again. She seems to be breaking him further. Will they be able remove past their pasts and finally be happy? Or has too much damage been done in the past for that to even be a possibility?

This was the first book I’ve read by K.I. Lynn. I absolutely loved it! The storyline kept me riveted. I couldn’t put it down, rushing to get to the end. Once I got there I don’t think I have ever cussed so much at a books ending. It’s a major cliffhanger, but I feel it was the perfect way for it to end. I immediately one-clicked book 2, Infraction. I couldn’t wait to see where Nathan and Delilah’s story went from there.

About K.I. Lynn

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

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